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    Fossil Walrus Skull
    Odobenus rosmarus
    Pleistocene
    Alaska, USA


    This vertebrate fossil skull, fondly named "Sir Butterscotch" by those involved with this auction, is truly something special indeed. The skull is absolutely superb with excellent preservation of the robust bony structure and a pleasing dark butterscotch coloration. This example of "Ice Age" marine mammal is one of the more interesting offerings in this catalog. Presented in an elevated, and substantial, floor mount, the ancient Walrus Skull rests securely up high for display allowing the thick and elongated tusks to rest safely away from any contact. On the outer curve, the tusks measure 20 inches (50 cm) extending down from the skull which features a huge opening in back, acting as a window into the head of this mammal.
    Overall Measurements: 57.00 x 14.00 x 13.00 inches (144.78 x 35.56 x 33.02 cm)

    Provenance: The Property from an East Coast Collection




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    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    28th Saturday
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